General Flynn's real crime revealed
It seems, according, to Devin Nunes - who was on the Trump transition team - that Flynn was determined that there be significant downsizing and improved coordination and accountability of intelligence agencies. That seems to have set off the Deep State alarm bells - and put a target on Flynn's back.
As former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency Flynn would know more than a little about what was needed. Flynn had not won friends in the IC swamp when, in 2012, he went off-message in a report on the Middle East situation which (truthfully) included among its findings that the establishment of a “Salafist Principality” in Eastern Syria is “exactly” what the external powers supporting the opposition want (identified as “the West, Gulf Countries, and Turkey”) in order to weaken the Assad government.
Talk about going off the reservation. Of course now it's general knowledge to anyone who cares to pay attention that our noble allies were supporting the Salafist jihadis all along, as were we - while at the same time proclaiming that our ME presence was all about combatting terrorism.
On a more cheerful note, Nunes says criminal referrals are in the works. Hopefully, a bunch of them.